Residents at WDH’s Beulah Court Independent Living Scheme in Knottingley are taking part in a Go:Walking Pedometer Challenge in order to get fit this winter.
Go:Walking, Living Streets and Groundwork Wakefield are working together to encourage people to walk more and improve the local environment.
The challenge started at the beginning of November and each participant was given a pedometer and score card to record the number of steps they took each day. The challenge will run for six weeks and each week there will be a winner based on their improvement from week one.
After the first week the residents met with staff from the Go:Walking team to give their individual totals. The winning resident, Pat Hewes, had completed over 34,000 steps!
Each person who is participating was also given a bag containing items to help them with the Pedometer Challenge including a water bottle, route maps for the local area and some cooling foot spray.
Fabia Winter, WDH’s Community Support Worker at Beulah Court, said: “The challenge is fantastic as helping the residents keep active is key to helping them maintain their independence, they are all thoroughly enjoying it and have been surprised at how much they have already achieved.”
Natalie Guy, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It is great to support the initiative which is promoting getting active this winter to our residents.”